greed


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  • noun

Synonyms for greed

Synonyms for greed

excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves

Synonyms for greed

excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves

reprehensible acquisitiveness

References in classic literature ?
What passions, what greed, what crimes, the knowledge of such a mine as that would cause
domestic producer against the greed of his consumer.
I felt so good, that somehow, somewhere, in me arose an insatiable greed to feel better.
We look at the other face and there we see the greed of gain, the desire for power and place.
The cursed greed which has been my besetting sin through life has withheld from her the treasure, half at least of which should have been hers.
Injustice and greed would be the real thing if we lived for ever.
To be happy in gazing: with dead will, free from the grip and greed of selfishness--cold and ashy-grey all over, but with intoxicated moon-eyes!
His greed at dinner, too, was closely in keeping with the greed of Monsieur Rigaud at breakfast.
There were some who accused him of lukewarmness in his adopted religion, and others who put it down to greed of wealth and reluctance to incur expense.
The researchers determined greed based on factors including perks (private jets, company cars, etc.
Greed has always been the main cause of capitalism.
Equally gone are the days when altruism was the only alternative to greed.
Hype, greed and panic have always been the enemies of investment success.
The nation has been appropriately stunned by the failures of large, once high-flying companies and by the greed of many senior executives, some of whom now face jail time.